Grief and Loss Counseling in San Jose, CA.

Therapy and bereavement services in San Jose, CA. Find real help with the right therapist.


Donald Dufford, Ph.D. Director
Grief Counselor

Donald Dufford, Ph.D. Director

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

3880 S. Bascom Avenue, Suite 212, San Jose, California 95124 | 408-559-9088

Dr. Dufford provides a safe, caring environment to resolve issues of grief and loss. Donald Dufford, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist has over 25 years experience in helping clients release emotional stress and trauma associated with losses in life. He provides the tools and techniques to let go, access inner resources, move on and create the life you want to have. Dr. Dufford integrates various therapeutic approaches including talk therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, EMDR, hypnotherapy and guided imagery. Call now for a free 10 minute telephone consultation.

Robin Bates-Pualuan, MS, LMFT, LPCC
Grief Counselor

Robin Bates-Pualuan, MS, LMFT, LPCC

Marriage & Family Therapist, Professional Clinical Counselor

2155 S. Bascom Ave., Ste. 203, Campbell, California 95008 | (408) 874-6574

Loss is painful. Some losses hurt, but we're able to move past them. Some losses hit harder and we can get stuck in the sadness or anger or a sense of un-reality. We all experience loss during our lives, and all losses affect our sense of self to some degree. If you are struggling with grief that has knocked you off balance, together we can honor what you lost and discover ways for you to continue forward with a new reality.

Aurianne Dorsay, Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Aurianne Dorsay, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

1302 Lincoln Ave., Ste. 205, San Jose, California 95125 | 408-496-9800

Sadly, loss is an integral part of life; none of us is immune. Yet, when we're in it, we can feel so alone during the grieving and bereavement process. I offer a safe place to explore the meaning behind the grief and the thoughts and feelings that are sacred to you as you go through this challenging life transition. It is my goal to assist you as you honor the loss of a person, relationship, pet, or a stage in life.

Rachel Kane-Cooley, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Grief Counselor

Rachel Kane-Cooley, MA, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

1925 S. Winchester Blvd, Suite 106, Campbell, California 95008 | 4084831262

Whether you are grieving over a loved one or experiencing some other form of loss, please know that you are not alone. Our society tends to expect people to recover from loss well before we are truly ready. Therapy can help you get through this difficult time so that you can begin to feel "normal" again. It is my hope for you that you gain the support you need at this time in your life.

Verna Nelson, MA, LMFT
Grief Counselor

Verna Nelson, MA, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

800 Pollard Road, Suite B-207, Los Gatos, California 95032 | 408 379-7747

Grieving is a very personal experience and we all experience it differently and for different amounts of time. It helps to have someone you can share your experience of confusion, numbness, loss, relief or pain with who won't judge you, or tell you to "get over it." I work with people who are grieving the loss of a spouse, friend, or family member to death, Alzheimer's, chronic pain or addiction. The loss of a child who goes to college, the service, or moves out of the area is a grievous loss that almost no one understand who hasn't experienced it. I listen and we reflect on the times you have lost people and places that were precious to you, and you move towards acceptance, life and hope.

Tom Cheney, M.A.
Grief Counselor

Tom Cheney, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

1022 W Hedding St, San Jose, California 95126 | (408) 874-5624

I will help you meet grief with compassion. Rather than repeat unkind advice that you "move on," I will strive to help you find connection, meaning, and hope. If the circumstances of your loss were at all traumatic, I will help you make peace with painful memories. Times of loss can produce great gains in strength and love. I will help you build a life that honors your loved one and all they have meant to you.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.
Grief Counselor

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

San Jose, California 95111 | 1-877-606-6161

Grey Matters International and the work of Kevin J. Fleming, Ph.D approaches issues of grief & loss through the lens of innovation----instead of growing the same neural networks responsible for the pain in weekly therapy sessions, we reset the brain to move forward quicker and efficiently by working on the stuck limbic system so as to empower the person with more success and traction. For no one wants to stay in a grief mode for too long; but when you don’t include the brain in your work with someone, you risk describing the water to them while they drown and calling it success. Contact Grey Matters International, Inc now at kevin@kevinflemingphd.com or 877-606-6161.

Jason Esswein, M.S., LMFT
Grief Counselor

Jason Esswein, M.S., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

San Jose, California 95120 | 408-975-2982

Grief, if left blocked, can be a significant drain on our energy. It is possible (and common) to move at such a fast pace through life that we are completely unaware of unprocessed feelings. When sadness, loss, and regret are identified, expressed, and released we reclaim our vitality and improve self-esteem. Another benefit of this process is improvement in our relationships. I provide a safe, comfortable environment to explore these issues.

Philip Kolba, MA
Grief Counselor

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

Available for Online Therapy

Grief and loss is, unfortunately, a normal part of living. There is no single "correct" way to grieve: different cultures and even individuals from the same culture grieve differently. The only consistent feature is that grief takes time. The most effective thing anyone can do for someone grieving is to be there—to listen, to empathize, to walk along with the grief. There is no "fixing" grief. But counseling can help prevent normal grief from developing into major depression or other mental health conditions.

Doreen Maxwell MFT and Associates Experiential Psychotherapy, MFT, CHT
Grief Counselor

Doreen Maxwell MFT and Associates Experiential Psychotherapy, MFT, CHT

Marriage & Family Therapists, Certified Hakomi Psychotherapy

800 Pollard Rd. Suite B-201, Los Gatos, California 95032 | 408-874-6299

I know personally how painful grief and loss can be. Also, my studies and my work at Hospice, counseling people in grief, showed me the many facets of this journey. Whether a loved one has passed, or you are going through divorce, change of home or career, a major loss presents big challenges. You may very well face day to day difficulties like low energy, foggy thinking, overwhelming feelings, physical pain, and changing relationships. I can help you navigate these challenging days and weeks and months. Your journey through your grieving can ultimately be a blessing in your growth, self understanding, and in the expansion of your loving heart.

Shereen Mohsen, Psy.D.
Grief Counselor

Shereen Mohsen, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

1350 Dell Avenue, Suite 103, Campbell, California 95008 | 408-409-5158

Experiencing a significant loss in one's life can be an overwhelming and confusing time. I provide a warm and inviting environment so each person can feel comfortable in talking about and making sense of the different emotions and thoughts one may have. By using a compassionate and supportive approach, I help the person better understand the different phases of grief and learn effective ways to manage feelings of sadness and discomfort.

Randi Fredricks, Ph.D., LMFT
Grief Counselor

Randi Fredricks, Ph.D., LMFT

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

1174 Lincoln Ave #6, San Jose, California 95125 | 408-264-3082

At some stage the bereaved move to a position of acceptance at which point, life begins to feel more normal again. Grief counseling helps process the feelings of loss associated with grief. If you are experiencing grief or loss, counseling can help you process it in a more healthy way. As a bereavement counselor, I offer you a space to explore your feelings in confidential and safe space. I can help you through the grieving process to process the painful emotions, to accept the loss, to make relevant adjustments and to help discover productive coping mechanisms.


Compassionate Bereavement Services in San Jose, CA.

Thank you for visiting our California search of licensed grief specialists in San Jose.  Moving through grief after loss is difficult. Therapy helps through listening, by having someone there with you who understands the stages and process of grieving. You can find help for grief in San Jose right now, please contact a provider above, you can email 24/7.

San Jose is located in Santa Clara County, California. It has a land area of 177.51 square miles and a water area of 3.01 square miles.  The population of San Jose is 1.03 million people with 314,297 households and a median annual income of $84,647. .


Therapy Affordability Meter for San Jose, CA

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Establishing weekly sessions with a professional therapist is considered affordable in San Jose for the average family. While sustaining a commitment to therapy is usually not an issue, if mental health treatment feels like a burden please ask your counselor about accepted insurance plans or sliding scale fees. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local San Jose public health department.